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Fukushima nuclear debris removal to be delayed due to pandemic via The Japan Times

The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which suffered core meltdowns in 2011, has decided to delay the removal of nuclear debris by about one year from 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, sources said Wednesday. The … Continue reading

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The International Atomic Energy Agency will monitor the nuclear fuel removal operations in Fukushima, Japan via the Teller Report

China News Service, November 22. According to Kyodo News, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Japan’s Agency for Atomic Energy Regulations will prevent the melted nuclear fuel (fuel fragments) from the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power … Continue reading

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DAN ROBITZSKI […] After the devastating storm that brought down the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan imposed a slew of new safety standards, Agence France-Presse reports. A reactor at the Onagawa nuclear plant, which was damaged by the same tsunami but fared … Continue reading

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Radionuclides from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in terrestrial systems via Nature Reviews Earth and Environment

Yuichi Onda, Keisuke Taniguchi, Kazuya Yoshimura, Hiroaki Kato, Junko Takahashi, Yoshifumi Wakiyama, Frederic Coppin & Hugh Smith  Abstract The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) accident, Japan, released the largest quantity of radionuclides into the terrestrial environment since the 1986 accident at Chernobyl. This accident resulted in … Continue reading

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Don’t criticize government or TEPCO, guides in Fukushima told via The Asahi Shimbun

Tour guides are bristling at instructions not to criticize the central government or Tokyo Electric Power Co. when speaking to visitors at a recently opened memorial museum to the 2011 triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The instructions have … Continue reading

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The Ghost Towns Behind The Gates via NPR

Fukushima was forever changed by one of the world’s biggest nuclear disasters nearly a decade ago. The Japanese government has poured billions of dollars into recovery efforts. But what does recovery really mean? The answer is a combination of resilience, … Continue reading

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Fukushima – 9 Years Later: Deep Wisdom of the Heart via Fairewinds Energy Education

A Personal Essay by Chiho Kaneko, Member, Board of Directors Fairewinds Energy Education I have never experienced so many people wearing protective masks on the Shinkansen high-speed train, as I did at the end of January 2020, when I traveled from northern Japan … Continue reading

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Nine years on, Fukushima’s mental health fallout lingers via Wired

If it were not illegal, Ayumi Iida would love to test a dead body. Recently, she tested a wild boar’s heart. She’s also tested the contents of her vacuum cleaner and the filter of her car’s air conditioner. Her children … Continue reading

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GE Avoids Japanese Plaintiffs’ Suit Over Fukushima Damages via Bloomberg Law

Julie Steinberg Japan adequate forum although plant operator solely liable Plaintiffs still can get full compensation General Electric Co. won’t have to face Japanese plaintiffs’ suit stemming from the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear meltdown, the First Circuit said in … Continue reading

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In its coronavirus response, Japan must not repeat the mistakes of its handling of the Fukushima nuclear disaster via South China Morning Post

At root, the Japanese government has not approached the current pandemic as an epidemiological crisis. Instead, it has sought to manage it as an economic crisis and as a perilous public relations liability for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government. This … Continue reading

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